Accession Number:

AD0757046

Title:

The Probability Distribution of the Number of Targets Hit Under Successive Firings.

Descriptive Note:

Project strike document,

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA NAVAL WARFARE ANALYSIS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A mathematical development is presented which answers two questions concerning the probablistic outcomes of a succession of weapons bombs aimed at some complex of targets. Given a set of k targets and the probabilities that each is hit by a single bomb, as well as the probability of a miss, what are the probabilities of destroying 0, 1, 2, ..., k targets when n bombs attack. A target is supposed destroyed when hit by at least one bomb, and the same, but there is now a positive probability that a pair of targets may be destroyed by a single bomb. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE